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Schrodinger's Gat is a quantum physics noir thriller. Paul Bayes has begun to feel like all of his actions are dictated by forces beyond his control. But when his suicide attempt is foiled by a mysterious young woman named Tali, Paul begins to wonder if the future is really as bleak as it seems. Tali possesses a strange power: the ability to predict tragedies and prevent them from happening. The possibility of breaking free from the grip of fate gives Paul hope. But when Tali disappears, Paul begins to realize that altering the future isn't as easy as it seems: you can fight the future, but the future fights back.

©2012 Robert Kroese (P)2018 Robert Kroese

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Welcome to the Space-Time Continuum

This is a creative and interesting story for all readers who enjoy Philosophy mixed with Sci-fi
and mystery sprinkled with adventure.

It is a Book that will make you think and contemplate your existence.

The Narrator did a good job with the material.



This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Snoozinder’s Gat

When you pick up a book, it is both good and not good; until you begin reading. That is the basis of Schrodinger’s Gat,” by Robert Kroese.

And that is the issue of this title. It was an interesting premise that felt a times like a lecture from a bored professor; and I honestly had difficulty pushing through to the end.

Our hero is a man who’s life changes with the flip of a coin; first at the train station, then following a woman through {{spoiler redacted}}; eating lunch and then making plans to have dinner.

Normally, when one is stood up on a date, they go home and cry with some ice cream (maybe that’s just me😂). Not our hero, NO, he has to stalk this woman to “just make sure she’s okay”

There’s another character here, and it’s essentially Luck, or Fate, but whatever it is, our protagonist (Bc really, he’s not a hero in any sense of the word), and his plucky band of nerds...they absolve themselves of any and all wrong doings, any regrettable action, anything that was based off a binary choice of “do it/don’t do it”, simply becomes what it was supposed to have happened at that moment anyways.

Did I mention there’s a lot of pseudo science scenes? Bc there’s a lot and it feels like even the narrator is getting tired of the overly academic pseudoscience

Curt Bonnem, the narrator, seemed okay. He pronounced words clearly and concisely, although I don’t actually remember there being any vocal changes between the male characters. There’s no change in pacing of words, like if someone were to SUDDENLY SHOUT OR HIT SOMEONE, normally, the words go faster to simulate a sense of tension.

All in all, it was a really interesting premise of “fighting fate”, but I guess this book just wasn’t meant to be good.

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  • RJ
  • Cottage Grove, MN, United States
  • 07-14-18

Boy, was I surprised!

As the protagonist Paul Bayes discovered when reading Fate and Conscientiousness by Dr. Heller, he said, “a lot of it I don’t follow”. I’ve come across karma, dualism, precognition, fate, and other oddities referenced in prior books so perhaps I understand them a bit better now. Maybe. The tale is interesting if you can stick with it. It is definitely not my cup of tea though. I was thinking it was totally something else. This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

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Great story for IT and those interested in physics

I personally enjoy probabilities and theories, which the author Robert Kroese almost jumps into from the start. A lot of technical jargon is used and may not be the best story for someone interested in a lighter read. The concept of the butterfly effect is demonstrated well; however, the unseen character was just weird to me. It really didn’t fit well as the “force of evil” for promoting death and honestly wasn’t necessary. That’s why I gave 4 stars.

The narrator Curt Bonnem does an amazing job of making complicated jargon interesting. One’s eyes could easily glaze over with a less than stellar performance. Great job!

I was given a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for my unbiased review.

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  • Raul
  • Paraguay
  • 06-04-18

Half story, half pseudo science textbook

It started out as a great book, but as it went on it started to lose my interest. All that therein no free will over and over again was getting on my nerves. Also the musings on the universe and quantum physics were cool at the beginning, but after a while they went on and on that some time I had to go back to remember where in the real story it left off before the science interlude. I didn't see it mentioned in other reviews, but I'm pretty sure that there is a part missing between part 5 and 6. I mean, he was driving to the event and musing, next instant he was arriving home after being to the event and musing some more. That part was particularly confusing to follow fora while. The narration was great and did an excellent job expressing the story. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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P.H.D expand your universe

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. I am glad that I took the time. This book was presented well by Curt Bonnem but the real star was the science as presented by Robert Kroese . It really was a work out for the grey stuff. Thanks!

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its sciency

I recieved this book free of charge for an honest review. anything to do with quantum physics tends to be cool in some way. the main character was dumber down so the average listener can fallow along and be about as informed as he is. I like the admission that the book isn't written by a scientist but by someone that did some research and built a story around it. though I was waiting the whole book to find out what a gat was I the title which never came up.

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Great story if you like/overlook the physics parts

I found the main premise of this book and the characters extremely interesting. I appreciate the effort in trying to tie in real (or as real as we can say) theory into this story but, unfortunately, I feel like these parts really dragged down the more interesting parts of this book. I think if the physics portions of the story were tightened up, condensed, or integrated into the main story better I could have given story 5 stars. Luckily, the overall story arch was extremely interesting and (after pushing through a number of the in-depth physics) kept me wanting to hear more. In addition to the great premise, the humor presented throughout was right up my alley added to my enjoyment. I also did like the author's note at the end with regards to the physics explanations being from the perspective of the main character.

Narration was superb! I enjoyed Curt Bonnem's narration throughout and would happily listen to more narration by him.

Overall, I definitely feel this book is worth a listen as long as you either are highly interested in physics theory or are willing to look past the depth it is covered in this book.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Mind-bender - - my head hurts after this one!

I received this from the narrator, Curt Bonne, in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Audiobook Boom.

Wow, what a mind-bending story based on quantum physics! Don't think about this one too hard, and it is enjoyable, but with all of the explanations of light particles/waves (light is AND isn't both), free will and fate (both exist - at the same time), and a cat alive and dead (at the same time), it is a challenge to read/listen to.

The narration was pretty good, but in some instances, I wasn't sure who was talking. This may have been because I was trying to grasp the concepts and losing track of the story.

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lots of Good Tones.

this is full of dry humor, introspection, good first-person storytelling, wrapped in cool physics sci-fi

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  • MommaBear
  • 07-26-18

Sci Fi that could possibly true

This book is just perfect for those science fiction fans like me that like real possible scenarios.

I adore learning about quantum physics even though I am dumber than dumb only just passing my Physics Higher way back in the mists of time - mind you if we had learnt about Quantum physics I might have been a bit more enthusiastic.

I loved how the author mixed up known and unknown and maybe impossible science together along with a tiny bit of mythology - a total winner.

I will be digging out the quantum physics audiobooks I still have not read after this - although I doubt I will listen to them all in one go as I did this book.

The narrator, well he had me deep within the story from almost the first word. - he was Paul, totally, he gave him flesh as he was not described in great detail in the book but Curts' voice brought him alive to me and with that, I could see him - Paul that is not Curt.

Paul is someone who could be almost any of us a guy whom the world had beaten down ( although we don't know his backstory you get the impression he was never a bad person just someone quiet, who let others walk over him until he felt he was really nothing compared to his sainted father and brother, and ordinary guy, not a genius and the narrator definitely brought this out as he spoke the words. I don't know if the author wanted to portray him like this but because of this it keeps you engaged in the book may be more than you would be if you were not emotionally connected the main character.

I have an apology to make as I was given this book free in the hope I would write a review but due to so many of my favourite authors having brought out books lately or audible bringing out books that were only in print before now - this author and narrator are added to this list - I only actually listened to this book today - yes just today all in one go, yet I was given it over two months ago. It was worth the wait. So I am very, very sorry you have had to wait so long.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 05-14-18

A brainteaser on the back of a cereal box.

An English teacher and aspiring author, seperated from wife and children, flips a coin to decide whether to live or die, but his attempt to step in front of a train is thwarted by a shout from a girl in the crowd. Paul follows her, enduring a terrifying taxi ride, and so begins the ride of, and for, his life.

Written in the first person by the self confessed "shitty writer" himself, the book is a noire thriller filled with basic explanations of quantum theory, parallel universes and the existence of free will versus determinism. It is exhilarating, mind bending and great fun as well as an exciting read. It doesn't matter if you don't already know the science, it's all laid out there for the reader to absorb or slide through or tangle up in, but always to marvel at the marvellous complexity of opposites. In an Afterwards, author Robert Kroese comments on the scientific content and the suggestion that "Anything that can happen, does happen."

Narrator Curt Bonnem becomes the somewhat bewildered and beguiled Paul caught up, against his will? in happenings of cause and effect - but who is causing? Bonnem's performance is smooth, sardonic, desperate: everything that Paul experiences. The reading is well paced with clarity and other characters besides the main protagonist are also given voices of their own. Text and narrator fuse together in harmony.

Schrödinger's Gat is a strange but immersive book, made very accessible by the good narration. It is simultaneously an easy read and one which is difficult to absorb. And humerous, too. I was very fortunate in receiving a complimentary copy, at my request, from the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. I wish that my equally freely given review could do better justice to this extraordinary and fun book. Better just to say, listen to it yourself. No, don't toss a coin to decide - just get it!